Jan. 14, 2010
Houston Dynamo Coverage | MLS Draft Tracker
PHILADELPHIA - Midfielder Samuel Appiah of the Boston University men's soccer team was chosen in the third round with the 46th overall pick in the 2010 Major League Soccer SuperDraft by the Houston Dynamo. A third team NSCAA Northeast All-Region honoree, Appiah becomes the fifth Terrier to be taken in the MLS draft.
Named to the all-region team for the first time in his career back in December, the senior co-captain Appiah saved his best for last. After totaling 19 points in his first three season, he became more of an offensive threat his final year, recording four goals and five assists for 13 points.
Besides scoring two goals against Stony Brook (10/3), he also had a goal and assist against then-No. 23 Brown for a 3-3 tie. In the last two games of the season, he recorded an assist to help propel the Terriers to the conference tournament. As a junior, he helped lead the team to a regular season and tournament title en route to the second round of the NCAAs.
"It's such a great opportunity for Sammy, especially to be picked by such a good team as Houston" said head coach Neil Roberts. "He works hard and can play at that level. He did everything we asked of him without ever questioning the coaches and played any position we needed him in. I'm so happy that's it worked out, and it's a credit to how hard he's trained the past four years. I think Houston is going to be pleased with its selection."
Appiah joins Zach Kirby (2007 - 6th round, LA Galaxy) and Andy Dorman (2004 - 6th round, New England Revolution) as Terriers drafted in the past 10 years. Mike Emenalo ('90) played for the San Jose Clash and current BU assistant coach Francis Okaroh ('87) was a member of the Chicago Fire, Miami Fusion and the Revolution.